Willow Room, Green Door: New and Selected Poems

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Milkweed Editions, 2007 - Poetry - 277 pages
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In her highly anticipated new collection, Deborah Keenan sifts through inanimate objects and forgotten memories in search of personal validation. Her journal-like confessions create an instant bond with the reader, yet these seemingly simple poems daringly redefine common language. Keenan skillfully twists words to suit her ends, creating a colorful, dream-like world filled with lions, paintings, wars, and mummies. Throughout, she constantly reorganizes this world in an effort to realize her place in it.

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About the author (2007)

Deborah Keenan is a professor and faculty advisor in the Graduate Liberal Studies School at Hamline University.

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